HBA-MPM S.B. 388 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 388 By: Bivins Public Education 4/23/2001 Engrossed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Current law requires a school district when hiring a principal from outside of the district to hire the principal under a probationary contract regardless of the principal's years of experience. For this reason, a qualified principal may be reluctant to change jobs and move to another district. Senate Bill 388 allows a school district to hire such a principal under a term contract, as long as the principal has at least three years of experience as a principal within the last 10 years. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. ANALYSIS Senate Bill 388 amends the Education Code to authorize a school district to employ a person as a principal under a term contract if the person has at least three years of experience as a public school principal within the last 10 years regardless of whether the person is being employed by the school district for the first time or whether a probationary contract would otherwise be required. EFFECTIVE DATE On passage, or if the Act does not receive the necessary vote, the Act takes effect September 1, 2001. This Act applies beginning with the 2001-2002 school year.